In the grand scheme of things...




Sriharsha Ganjam
In the grand scheme of things...
...nothing is trivial and nothing is uncalled for.

Frame taken from my Timelapse footage and even though I consciously did not happen to make this image, I found this image summing up the story of Kaas for me. Without these humble creatures nothing of Kaas would exist, and without the right amount of rain or the right soil conditions or even the right amount of sunlight, everything here would fall apart. So if we were asked about what the most important catalyst was for the magic to unfold at Kaas, picking the right answer is difficult if not impossible.

But, I guess there is an answer for this question and that’s got more to do with us than anything else. Recognizing the biodiversity of this magical place and preserving it for our future is the most important catalyst for the beauty to flourish. As in the grand scheme of things, nothing is trivial and nothing is uncalled for.

The Timelapse video I made can be seen below

Thanks for looking, and hope you enjoyed the video.

Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:28 pm
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Commentby Samyak on Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:11 pm

This is so beautiful. I had a pleasure to see this place this season, and surely, this pic sum it all about this place.
timelapse is too cool. Loved the place coming alive in timelapse video.


Commentby Vijay Mohan Raj on Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:11 pm

Such a fresh image, sadly we don't get the blue skies, or else Kaas is something which nothing in this world can beat.

A creative mind is a restless soul...

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Commentby Samyak on Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:33 pm

Vijay, I have seen lot of pictures from kaas by other people, they had clear nice-rich blue sky in the pic.
I think, at the start of the season and in morning it would always be like this cloudy and misty.
Need to try a different time to visit to see blue skies.


Commentby Nilanjan Das on Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:20 pm

I love your time lapse photography you know Harsha, the one you made in Ladakh and now this one, just brilliant, specially loved your horizontal and also vertical camera movement while creating this time lapse. You guys ( Landscape wizards ) are doing an awesome job. In fact there should be more landscape images here in CNP from you guys.

Nilanjan Das Photography

Commentby sriram janak on Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:01 pm this picture...

Living with a damaged skull

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:10 pm

Thanks for the encouragement people.
@VMR: I do have some sequences where we got blue skies. But liked this one for the bee, which somehow put a story into the image
@ Nilanjan: Thanks will see how we can innovate in landscapes :) and its not easy

Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:27 pm

So small in the frame yet the bee makes the frame giving a sense of scale ! I would like to know your thoughts on the stone. I kind of think it would have worked without the stone there Harsha. What you think ?

Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Saravana G on Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:09 pm

That bee really makes this picture... Lovely image and a wonderful video! TFS!

Commentby ganeshprasade on Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:30 pm

Beautiful :)

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:37 pm

Without the stone I think the landscape would have been too flat for my taste Ganesh. I felt finding a good foreground to anchor the shot was always a challenge in Kaas. Hence I chose this stone which had the flowering bush grow next to it. Also I was mainly thinking from a video perspective on this trip and I realised that to feel the effect of the panning motion in a flat landscape, I needed to have something close to the camera in the FG, hence I chose this to have the stone skim through the frame from right to left.

Commentby dinesh.ramarao on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:01 am

Your timelapse have been joyful Harsha. Great 'fresh' feeling. I wonder what goes in your mind while deciding on and executing a timelapse series.

Commentby Sriharsha Ganjam on Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:25 am

Thanks RD :)
Its fun trying to visualize from a motion related perspective. But I still have a LONG way to go to achieve the quality standards set by a lot of dedicated TL guys

Commentby nirlep on Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:52 pm

Hi Sriharsha,
"In the grand scheme of things... ...nothing is trivial and nothing is uncalled for." How true these lines from you visually corroborated by this image. Sometime back there was a discussion at CNP about B&W and colour. This image speaks colour and how important it is to nature. By putting a small bee there you've put a grand narrative into perspective.
Thanks for sharing